The wireless was here to stay and on the 30th December 1922 at 9 o’clock John Reith the newly appointed Managing Director of the B.B.C arrived. John Montgomery in his book “The Twenties” paints this portrait.

“From the earliest days Mr. Reith insisted on the announcers wearing evening dress. A man of strong religious convictions, he was determined that broadcasting should be conducted as a national service, with definite standards, and not used for entertainment alone. He wanted the service to reach the greatest possible number of houses, and to provide “all that is best in every department of human knowledge endeavour and advancement.”